[Haskell-cafe] help me evangelize haskell.

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Sun Sep 5 13:42:02 EDT 2010

> My usual rhetoric is that one-off, throwaway scripts never are, and
> not only do they tend to stay around but they take on a life of their
> own. Today's 10-line file munger is tomorrow's thousand-line ETL batch
> job on which the business depends for some crucial data - yet the
> original author is long gone and no-one dares modify in case it
> breaks. So it is just good sense to use sound practices from the very
> beginning. 

I gave a tech talk recently on using Haskell for scripting -- and it is
built on the idea that today's throw away script is tomorrow's key piece
of infrastructure -- so you better get the maintainance and safety story


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